1928


Deduction of 2 1/2 percent, commenced from wages of railway staff

(July)

BATTERSEA BRANCHES

Battersea No.1 & No.2 Branches amalgamated to form one branch at Battersea. This branch was to represent both the Enginemen and the Motormen of the Brighton & South Eastern sections of the Southern Railway
LONDON BRIDGE BRANCH

The London Bridge Branch of A.S.L.E.&F. was opened in 1928? This date needs to be clarified (c1911 ?). The branch was to represent the Motorman grade on the Brighton & South Eastern Sections of the Southern Railway

LOCOMOTIVE JOURNAL


JANUARY 1928

 

BRIGHTON BRANCH 


SIR, - I ask to be allowed to reply to S. Brocket, Hornsey Branch, who asks in a very 
ungrammatical way what are the objects and results of the Women Society- not “Section”? I 
cannot think he reads the Journal thoroughly every month, or he would have no need to ask. 
For knowledge I refer him to page 534 of December Journal 1927, where he will see some of the results; or he is welcome to come to Brighton Branch, and he will inform him of many benefits given, and others which we hope to achieve, after which, if he is a believer in 
“fairness to all,” he will join Hornsey Branch as an honorary member, and help with the 
Society’s good work.


A.M. ANDREWS,

Hon. Secretary.


NEWHAVEN ENGINEMEN
 

Ron Terrill Collection

All of these enginemen were members of the Newhaven Branch of A.S.L.E.& F.


 Back Row L~R: Sam Lower (22.3.1918) & F. Wilde (29.1.1925)

Front Row L~R: Ben Piddlesden (9.02.1920), Charlie Green (13.7.1925) 

& Ernie Collington (18.5.1918).

Ernie Collington later transferred to Seaford's Motormen depot and retired in 1968

*Ben Piddlesden, is recorded in the Newhaven Branch minutes of 1941 he was still employed as a Cleaner, and appears in the minutes in 1946, and was an ASLEF Representative on the Newhaven Loco Shed Committee. 


He along with Seaford Motorman E.J. Watson perished in a train crash at London Bridge in 1948.


 LOCOMOTIVE JOURNAL


APRIL 1928


NEWHAVEN BRANCH

meeting was held on February 26th, with Bro. Wilmshurst in the chair, when we had a good attendance, and the pleasure of our Organizer, Bro. Barton Wild. After our branch business was disposed of, Bro Wild gave a very interesting address on the present position of our organisation, also the Bills now before Parliament to give powers to Railways for road transport. Many questions were asked and satisfactorily answered. The best thanks of the meeting were accorded to Bro. Wild for the interesting time he had given us. I should like to thank all members for their attendance, as it shows they are taking a keen interest in our organisation. Bro. Andrews*, our A.A.D. delegate also came to over to see us.

A.PEARCE, Branch Sec.

* Bro. Andrews of Brighton Branch

 

THE OPENING OF 


VICTORIA MOTORMENS DEPOT

Victoria Central Motormans depot opened on the 17th June 1928 due to the  extension of the third rail electrification and replace removal of the elevated overhead electrification. 


PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN

C&W Motor Coach seen in Selhurst depot in Southern Railway Livery

(Coulsdon & Wallington unit)

  ELECTRIFICATION CONVERSION

1928 - 1929

The conversion from the “ Elevated System” to the “ Third Rail System”  along with the extension of electrification of the Suburban area, which involved equipping all routes with the D.C. new third rail and also replacing the overhead system with D.C. third rail on those lines which were equipped with the old L.B.S.C.R. “Elevated System" In the case of the later the overhead was kept in operation throughout the work whilst laying and connecting the third rail and was not switched off until the D.C. system was ready to come into use, thus providing, on the whole, a seamless changeover. 

The first sections to be converted were the South London Line, and the the sections from Peckham Rye to Crystal Palace and Streatham Hill and from Tulles Hill to Streatham common. On these D.C. traction replaced A.C. on Sunday 17th June 1928.

On Sunday 17th June 1928 the “Elevated trains" on the South London 
Line were replaced with D.C. third rail trains. The Elevated System was maintained to enable the 
Elevated Train to return to Peckham Rye for maintenance.

On Sunday 17th June 1928 all the routes from London Bridge were electrified from new or converted to the third rail D.C. system.

London Bridge to the following locations 

Crystal Palace (low level) on Sunday 17th June 1928

*Caterham (new South Eastern) on Sunday 17th June 1928 which included a new Motorman’s depot

*Tattenham Corner (new South Eastern) on Sunday 17th June 1928 which included a new Motorman’s depot

Victoria (South London Line) on Sunday 17th June 1928 which included a new Motorman’s depot

*Epsom Downs on Sunday 17th June 1928 which included a new Motorman’s depot

Norwood Junction on Sunday 17th June 1928

Selhurst on Sunday 17th June 1928 


PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN

Other A.C. lines to Sutton and Croydon were equipped for D.C. traction, so that all London Bridge service could be maintained by D.C., although A.C. remained in use from Victoria. 


Victoria to the following lines on Sunday 3rd March and September 1929


*Beckenham Junction (new)  on Sunday 3rd March 1929 which included a new Motorman’s 

depot


Coulsdon North on Sunday 22nd September 1929


Wallington / Sutton on Sunday 22nd September 1929


*Epsom / *Effingham Junction (Central) / *Dorking (Central) on Sunday 3rd March 1929 

which included new Motorman’s depots

* New Motorman’s depots were opened as third rail depots 
Caterham, Tattenham Corner, Beckenham Jn Central, London Bridge Central, Epsom Downs, Epsom Effingham Junction Central and Dorking Central.


The existing Motorman depots on these routes were converted from the “Elevated trains” 
to the third rail system and for a short period these Motormen worked by types of electric multiple units.


LONDON BRIDGE BRANCH

WAS FOUND SOME TIME AFTER JUNE 1928 

THE PULLMAN SHOPS

PRESTON PARKS


The Pullman Car Works at Preston Park, for the construction and repair of Pullman bodywork, were opened on November 5th, 1928, in premises previously occupied by the L.B. & S.C.R., and later become the only Pullman works in the country. 

These premises were originally built about c1905 as engine running sheds for the Brighton line, but owing to opposition from the neighbouring property owners they were used as paint shops and stores. Pullman work on the bogies, mechanical repairs and running maintenance, was carried out at the Lancing Carriage Works.

Railway accident on the 


Southern Railway 


Brighton Section



London Bridge 27th December 1928 

Involving Driver John Arnall & Fireman Saunders and Motormen 

Bunney, Smith & Potts Depots unknown 

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